A “Striking” Link Between Vitamin D Levels and Omicron

"A recent study by Israeli scientists found “striking” differences in the chances of contracting severe COVID-19 illness between individuals with sufficient levels of vitamin D prior to catching the virus and those who did not.


Half the vitamin-deficient people developed severe, life-threatening illness compared to fewer than 10 percent of those who had normal levels. The study is the first to examine existing vitamin levels in people before they contracted COVID. “We found it remarkable, and striking,” said the lead author, “to see the difference in the chances of becoming a severe patient when you are lacking in vitamin D compared to when you’re not.”


The data come from 253 people who were admitted to a hospital between April 7, 2020 and February 4, 2021—a period of time before the highly-infectious Omicron variant appeared. The results, however, are “equally relevant” for Omicron as for previous strains, say the study authors."


Source: Psychology Today


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Vitamin D3 Could Help Heal or Prevent Cardiovascular Damage


"There are not many, if any, known systems which can be used to restore cardiovascular endothelial cells which are already damaged, and Vitamin D3 can do it," Malinski said. "This is a very inexpensive solution to repair the cardiovascular system. We don't have to develop a new drug. We already have it."


Source: Ohio University via PubMed


Also related:


Vitamin D3 Deficiency - an Ignored Epidemic


Vitamin D deficiency is a global health problem. With all the medical advances of the century, vitamin D deficiency is still epidemic. Over a billion people worldwide are vitamin D deficient or insufficient.(1) Yet no international health organization or governmental body has declared a health emergency to warn the public about the urgent need of achieving sufficient vitamin D blood levels.


Source: International Journal of Health Sciences


And:


The Vitamin D Epidemic and Its Health Consequences


"Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as an epidemic in the United States." AND: "There is mounting scientific evidence that implicates vitamin D deficiency with an increased risk of type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, cardiovascular heart disease, and many common deadly cancers."


Source: The Journal of Nutrition via PubMed




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